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"This film is in my all time great top 10. I love everything about it. The acting, the plot, the crazyness of life itself." - Sonja

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Entries in box office (371)

Sunday
Jul082018

Box Office: Ant-Man Grows, Mr Rogers Moves In, and LaKeith Stanfield Phones In

by Nathaniel R

I've been reading mixed things on the success level of Marvel's latest superhero flick The Search for Michelle Pfeiffer in the Quantum Realm. Some say it's opening weekend of $76 million is a big step up from Ant-Man's debut, others think that that's all too low for a Marvel film at this juncture in their history. It does work as a nice after-dinner mint for the heavy meals of Black Panther/Infinity War (though I could've done without the bitter aftertaste of its post credits sequence.) At any rate this is the last Marvel Studios film for awhile. We now have a eight-to-nine month break from Marvel heroes unless of course Black Panther becomes a big Oscar conservation. The next Marvel Studios film is Captain Marvel (March 8th, 2019) which will be followed by the as yet untitled Infinity War Part Two (May 3rd, 2019). 

Weekend Box Office Estimates
(June 22-24)

W I D E
800+ screens
L I M I T E D
excluding prev. wide
Ant-Man and the Wasp Sorry to Bother You
1.๐Ÿ”บ ANT MAN AND THE WASP $76 *NEW* 
1. ๐Ÿ”บ WHITNEY $1.2 on 452 screens *NEW*
2. INCREDIBLES 2 $29 (cum. $504.3)  2. SANJU $1.2 on 359 screens (cum. $5.9)
3. JURASSIC WORLD FALLEN KINGDOM $28.5 (cum. $333.3)  REVIEW
3. ๐Ÿ”บSORRY TO BOTHER YOU $717k on 16 screens *NEW*
4. THE FIRST PURGE  $17.1 *NEW*
4. ๐Ÿ”บ THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS $717k on 51 screens (cum. $1) REVIEW
5. SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO $7.3 (cum. $35.31) REVIEW
5. ๐Ÿ”บ LEAVE NO TRACE $425k on 37 screens (cum. $800k) TRAILER DISCUSSION

 

In other box office news, the LaKeith Stanfield starring comedy Sorry to Bother You opened to very full houses (albeit only 16 of them) which bodes well for significant expansion and the popular Mr Rogers doc Won't You Be My Neighbor? went wide...

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Sunday
Jul012018

Halfway Mark - Box Office Hits of 2018 (Thus Far) in Multiple Categories

by Nathaniel R

It's time for the annual "halfway mark" festivities. With the first six months of the year done, we are triggered to look back at one came before. To make this far more interesting than just "biggest blockbusters" we're listing the biggest hits of multiple categories. If we've written about them extensively, talked about them, or reviewed them, that's where the links take you.

Key: The totals are domestic as of estimates this weekend.Titles that still have life in them (i.e. are still in active release and not done or just about to leave) have up arrows next to them. OKAY THE LISTS. Ready? Let's go!

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Sunday
Jun242018

What did you see this weekend? 

by Nathaniel R

Dinosaurs or a Super Family? That was the big choice for moviegoers this weekend but since The Incredibles 2 had debuted last week to gargantuan numbers a lot of people have already seen it and flocked to the Jurassic World sequel this time despite its terrible reviews. In other box office news Oceans 8 has crossed the $100 million mark, Solo crossed $200 million and Deadpool 2 (BARF!) crossed $300 million proving once again that people have terrible taste. I kid. To each their own...

Weekend Box Office Estimates
(June 22-24)

W I D E
800+ screens
L I M I T E D
excluding prev. wide
Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Gotti
1.๐Ÿ”บ JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM $150 *NEW*  REVIEW
1. ๐Ÿ”บ WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? $1.8 on 348 screens (cum. $4.1) 
2. INCREDIBLES 2 $80.9 (cum. $350.3)  2. GOTTI $812k on 466 screens (cum. $3.2)
3.๐Ÿ”บOCEANS 8 $11.6 (cum. $100.3)  CATE'S PROMO SUITS 
3. ๐Ÿ”บAMERICAN ANIMALS $576k on 339 screens (cum. $1.4) 
4. TAG  $8.2 (cum $30.3)
4. RBG $425k on 209 screens (cum. $10.8) REVIEW
5. DEADPOOL 2 $5.2 (cum. $304.1) PODCAST
5. ๐Ÿ”บ HEARTS BEAT LOUD $319k on 104 screens (cum. $795k) 

 

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Sunday
Jun172018

Box Office Gets "Incredible" Again

by Nathaniel R

Weekend Box Office Estimates
(June 15-17)

W I D E
800+ screens
L I M I T E D
excluding prev. wide
Incredibles 2 Gotti
1.๐Ÿ”บ INCREDIBLES 2 $180 *NEW*
1. ๐Ÿ”บ GOTTI $1.6 on 503 screens *NEW*
2. OCEANS 8 $19.5 (cum. $79.1)  CATE'S PROMO SUITS  2. ๐Ÿ”บRACE 3 $1.6 on 315 screens *NEW*
3.๐Ÿ”บTAG $14.6 *NEW* 
3. ๐Ÿ”บWON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? $985k on 96 screens (cum. $1.6) 
4. SOLO  $9 (cum $192.8) REVIEWBEHIND THE SCENES  
4. RBG $483k on 290 screens (cum. $10.1) REVIEW
5. DEADPOOL 2 $8.8 (cum. $294.6) 
5. FIRST REFORMED $329K (cum. $2.4) REVIEWETHAN HAWKE

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Monday
Jun112018

Box Office: Oceans 8 nabs the loot. Audiences also move into Mr Rogers' Neighborhood.

by Nathaniel R

Weekend Box Office Estimates
(June 8-10)

W I D E
800+ screens
L I M I T E D
excluding prev. wide
Oceans 8 Won't You Be My Neighbor?
1. ๐Ÿ”บ OCEANS 8 $41.5 *NEW* CATE'S PROMO SUITS 
1.  RBG $700K on 375 screens (cum. $9.1)  REVIEW
2. SOLO: $15.1 (cum. $176.1)   REVIEWBEHIND THE SCENES   2. ๐Ÿ”บFIRST REFORMED $558k on 334 screens (cum. $1.7) REVIEW, ETHAN HAWKE
3. DEADPOOL 2 $13.6 (cum. $278.6)
3. ๐Ÿ”บWON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? $470k on 29 screens *NEW*  
4.๐Ÿ”บHEREDITARY  $13 *NEW* REVIEW
4. ๐Ÿ”บAMERICAN ANIMALS $234k on 42 screens (cum. $422K) 
5. AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR $6.8 (cum. $654.7) REVIEW 
5.๐Ÿ”บBELIEVER $144k on 32 screens *NEW*

 

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Sunday
Jun032018

Box Office: RBG, Book Club, Saoirse x 2 and More...

by Nathaniel R

Weekend Box Office Estimates
(June 1-3)

W I D E
800+ screens
L I M I T E D
excluding prev. wide
Adrift First Reformed
1. Solo $29.2 (cum. $148.8)  REVIEW, BEHIND THE SCENES
1. ๐Ÿ”บ RBG $1.1 on 432 screens (cum. $7.8)  REVIEW
2. Deadpool 2 $23.3 (cum. $254.6) 2. ๐Ÿ”บ First Reformed $455k on 91 screens (cum. $1) REVIEW
3.๐Ÿ”บAdrift $11.5 *NEW* REVIEW
3. ๐Ÿ”บ The Rider $243k on 224 screens (cum. $1.7)  REVIEW
4. Avengers: Infinity War  $10.3 (cum. $642.8) REVIEW 
4. Disobedience $211k on 158 screens (cum. $3k) REVIEW
5. Book Club $6.8 (cum. $47.3) REVIEW
5. How Long Will I Love U $170k on 32 screens (cum. $501k)

 

More bad news for Solo as it fell a terrible 65% in its second week and its also underperforming overseas where would be blockbuster "disappointments" often make up for their tepid reception at home. None of the new pictures got audiences revved up though Adrift did decent business and might eventually be profitable. But the studios were clearly scared of Solo's second weekend when they did their original summer scheduling. Little did they know!

The best hold in the top ten is Book Club which will hit $50 million domestic with ease...

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